Stage on Screen is a unique selection of contemporary performance films celebrating the work of top calibre PS122 artists Reggie Watts, Tommy Smith, Tina Satter and Young Jean Lee (Melbourne Festival 2012), along with long time collaborator of Okwui Okpokwasili (Bronx Gothic), Ralph Lemon.
In Seagull (Thinking of you) writer/director Tina Satter draws on Chekhov’s letters, translations, and perverse sense of comedy to consider anew the darkness, beauty, and history of Chekhov’s iconic play The Seagull and its resonances with her Half Straddle ensemble.
Seagull (Thinking of you) is a personal look at performance, failure, and attempted love—ultimately an unexpected meditation on why we ever try to say something out loud. With a Russian folk metal-influenced score.
STAGE ON SCREEN
Stage on Screen is part of our program of ancillary events surrounding our New York Narratives series.
Filmed at The New Ohio Theatre on 14 Jan 2013
Written and directed by Tina Satter
Performed by Jess Barbagallo, Eliza Bent, Becca Blackwell, Emily Davis, Julia Sirna-Frest and Suzie Skool